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2011-12-07 20:34:20

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) spent 75 days on the job carrying out some very important homework–measurements in a "typical dwelling" of the release, distribution and fate of particles almost as tiny as the diameter of a single DNA molecule. Particles ranging in size from 100 nanometers down to 2.5 nanometers that were emitted by gas and electric stoves, hair dryers, power tools and candles were tracked and analyzed. Monitoring such tiny...

2011-12-06 13:00:00

Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Leadership in the ERP space New York, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Computer Generated Solutions (CGS) announced today that it has achieved a Gold Enterprise Resources Planning Competency (ERP) in the Microsoft Partner Network. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, CGS had to meet rigorous standards to prove their level of technology expertise, including service, support, customer satisfaction and revenue requirements set forth by Microsoft....

2011-11-03 09:15:00

Daylighting industry leader Ciralight Global Inc. begins dealership with ABM Industries that will bring greater Building Efficiency with Ciralight's Suntracker Active Daylighting Systems through ABM's extensive Facility Services network. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 Ciralight Global (OTC:DB:CGHA), developer and manufacturer of patented energy saving Suntracker Smart Skylightsâ“ž¢, and the only global provider of active daylighting products capable...

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2011-10-08 04:42:47

A new study claims that air pollution can leave women with a 30 percent higher risk of giving birth prematurely. The study focused on 100,000 births and found that "toxic" chemicals emitted by urban traffic damages the health of unborn babies as well as their mothers. “Air pollution is known to be associated with low birth weight and premature birth," Dr Beate Ritz from the University of California said in a statement. “Our results show that traffic-related polycyclic...

2011-09-29 13:00:00

PROMYS, a leader in Professional Service Automation Software for IT Solution providers, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Pinnacle IP Solutions, a rapidly expanding IT Solution provider specializing in Unified Communications. Oakville, Ontario (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 PROMYS, a leader in professional service automation software for IT Solution providers, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Pinnacle IP Solutions, a rapidly expanding IT Solution provider...


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Surface Map Weather Feature
2012-07-23 11:15:04

The above map identifies the visibility throughout the United States. We as meteorologist use surface visibility charts to help identify where certain features are possibly at. If we look at the red circle near San Diego we can see that it says ¼ visibility meaning that they are experiencing Fog at their weather station, which can lead to many problems from traffic on the roads and also the shipping lanes of the ocean. The second is the 3 and 7 in Central Nebraska. Here we are looking...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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2009-07-06 16:36:49

Mist is a phenomenon that consists of small droplets of water suspended in air. Mist occurs as part of a natural weather event or from volcanic activity. Mist is most common in cold air above warm water. Mist also occurs when air is exhaled in cold temperatures or when steam is formed in a sauna. Aerosol cans can create artificial mist if the humidity levels are just right. The one difference between mist and fog is visibility. If visibility is less than 0.62 miles (1 kilometer), the...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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